25 Sneaker Innovations We're Thankful For

Reebok Hexalite

Year Introduced: 1990

Honeycomb - one of the strongest and lightest shapes in nature - served as the inspiration for Hexalite, a Reebok cushioning material that debuted in Michael Chang's Court Victory Pump before spreading throughout all disciplines. According to Reebok it was four times more durable than EVA foam and absorbed 23 percent more energy. Plus, it looks cool.

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